A few manager-related updates….
- Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that if the Nationals want to buy Jim Riggleman out of his contract, they'll have to do so by the day after the World Series ends. Mike Rizzo, who said earlier this year that Riggleman "will be back next season," suggested that a decision on the club's manager has been made, but not announced.
- ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick says (via Twitter) that Don Wakamatsu, Bob Melvin, and Pat Listach are a few names on the Blue Jays' list of potential Cito Gaston replacements. Crasnick adds that Wakamatsu is also on the Cubs' list.
- On the general manager front, Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse tweets that the Diamondbacks hope to have a GM in place by the time their final homestand begins on Tuesday.
- Charlie Manuel tells MLB.com's Todd Zolecki that he could see himself still managing at 85 years old. Manuel is "only" 66 now, so it's safe to say he's not considering retirement quite yet.
And yet again, Don Baylor’s name is not mentoioned the Blue Jays managerial opening.
It was mentioned the other day.
With 200 names on AA’s list, You could just about name anyone who qualifies.
Yah, it’s kind of stupid that every name get’s posted a couple at a time by these supposed experts, when he has openly stated that the interviews are going to include just about everyone. As with the other AA trades and not trades he is not speaking openly and so there is no point in talking.
Charlie Manuel looks like is 86.
@J // I was surprised, too. I thought he is probably over 70.
No offense .. good guy, and I guess a good manager. He just looks A LOT older than he really is.
Same here, I thought he’d retire soon due to his age, but that’s when I thought he was in his 70s at least.
He looked like he was in his 50’s when he was in his 20’s so this age progression makes sense.
I hope Charlie can still see and hear if he manages to be that old…
Dear Jim Hendry, While you don’t have much credibility left with Cubs fans, hiring Don Wakamatsu would be like pouring gasoline on the fire. Please, no.